Maker + Market = ?

Innovate word in a dictionary

The maker movement, those who make, have gained momentum massively for the last decade.
It has been argued that this movement is important because it spread the joy of creating. Because it changes us from consumers to producers. Because it democratises technology. But are there benefits to gain for the private sector?

There are a few examples of how the private sector has harvested the power of the maker movement.
Chip companies have both used the maker movement to explore possible new areas of applications of their technologies. Also by building a community of makers around their chipsets those companies has to some degree externalised the R&D of their chips as well as eased the workload of its support by utilising their community forums as the first line of support.

Novel hardware sectors like drones, both UAVs and ROVs has seen several partnerships between maker-communities and private companies in developing technology. Extending from fully integrated co-creation to more externalised collaboration where some companies commercialise the ideas from the community.

But are there other benefits in such a collaboration?

Making is about rapid prototyping. Makers are tech savvy, handy and creative. The path from an idea to a working prototype is short. These individuals are driven by problem solving.
These are relevant competences when one wishes to quickly ideate for new solutions.

At the Maker+Market=? we will explore this field of collaboration and what could possibly be gained by it.

The event will be held in English.

 

Schedule:

13:00 Welcome

13:15 Greg Kress and Scott Steber

14:00 Paul Duggan

14:40 Coffee break

15:00 Tonje Evanger & Tore Vestues

15:30 Bjørn Borud

16:00 Sverre Gotaas

16:30 Q&A

17:00 Mingling and refreshments.

 

Speakers: (More speakers TBA)

 

 

Tore Vestue

Tore Vestues

Dispruptive Technology Manager, Powel AS

Tore is fascinated by two things. How software works, and how people work. He has always enjoyed manipulating software through code to make things happen "in there", and he loves fiddling with the fascinating and unpredictable art of enabling people to make a difference.

For the last two years Tore have been working for Powel, a software company, where he is in charge of handling disruptive trends and enabling change from a technology and people perspective 

 

Tonje Evanger

Tonje Evanger

Senior Design Lead, Powel AS

Tonje Evanger is a Senior Design Lead at Powel AS where she leads the User Experience discipline.

She holds a BS in Product Design from HiOA, has worked with tech companies with interaction design, product design and business strategy, where the last 7 years has been in Powel AS.  

Tonje is passionate about co creation, designing complexity into simplicity, and making motivating solutions and services. She is co-founder and co-organizer of IxDA Trondheim, board member of Trondheim Developer Conference and member of the program committee Technoport 2017.

 

 Paul Duggan

Paul Duggan

CEO, TechShop Global

Paul Duggan is CEO of TechShop Global and responsible for the expansion of the company outside the United States.

A serial entrepreneur, he established his first company at age 15. Over the past two decades, Paul established a number of successful companies in consulting, technology, software, internet, television, film and multimedia industries.

Duggan has been described as a polymath with many years of international experience and has worked throughout Asia, the Middle East and the US. His work has been in a diverse range across media, technology, finance, legal, environment and the creative arts.

 

Greg Kress

Greg Kress

Founder/CEO, Radicand

Greg is an engineer/designer and Founder/CEO of Radicand. He works directly with start-ups focusing on new hardware product development and technical innovation. As a lecturer at Stanford University Greg has served as Executive Director for the ME310 Global Design Innovation program and is the creator of ME211 Remake: Design Lessons from Restoration, a class named "Best Design Course Ever" by Core77.

Greg is a summa cum laude graduate of Engineering Physics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Master’s & Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He has a research background in nonlinear system dynamics, modelling complex systems ranging from student engineering teams to USAF aircraft.

Radicand is a product development firm for hardware start-ups. Radicand specialises in lean hardware development - getting start-ups from early concept to validated product as quickly and efficiently as possible – with a focus on emerging technologies & innovation. Their SF-based team brings together mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial design & rapid prototyping under one roof. Radicand's customers include Nebia, SKULLY, Fictiv, Avails Medical, Moxxly, and Lully Sleep.

 

Scott Steber 

Scott Steber

Director of Engineering, Radicand

As Director of Engineering at Radicand Scott has personally guided and overseen the early stage development of several cutting-edge products including the Nebia shower and the SKULLY motorcycle helmet. In addition to his expertise in mechanical engineering design and manufacturing, Scott is also skilled with graphic design, project management and product strategy. He has a research background in MEMS devices and holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

 

Radicand is a product development firm for hardware start-ups. Radicand specialises in lean hardware development - getting start-ups from early concept to validated product as quickly and efficiently as possible – with a focus on emerging technologies & innovation. Their SF-based team brings together mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial design & rapid prototyping under one roof. Radicand's customers include Nebia, SKULLY, Fictiv, Avails Medical, Moxxly, and Lully Sleep.

 

BjornBorud

Bjørn Borud

Head of Exploratory Engineering, Telenor Digital

Bjørn is currently heading a small, but growing, team tasked with investigating technologies and ideas that might be important for Telenor. Currently this spans from making traditional server software, via writing software for tiny devices to designing electronics and mechanical parts. His overall mission at Telenor is to help transform the company into more of an Internet company with a particular emphasis on being relevant to developers.

Most of his life has been spent well outside his comfort zone doing things he isn't really qualified to do -- and occasionally: things that nobody had any clue how to do.

In the past Bjørn has worked in the search engine industry for Google, Yahoo, Overture and FAST and in various Internet startups.  He would probably have finished a degree at NTNU if this Internet thing hadn't caught fire in the early 1990s and he had to mess with it.

Bjørn likes building stuff, cooking stuff, driving stuff, taking pictures of it, and learning things he has no use for. Yet.  

He would like to see Trondheim become the technology capital of Norway in a more practical sense.

 

Gotaas

 

Sverre Gotaas

Innovasjonsdirektør, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

Gotaas er i tillegg til jobben i Kongsberg og styremedlem i bla Norges Forskningsråd, Høgskolen i Sørøst Norge og Kongsberg Innovasjon AS. Han har jobbet med teknologi- og forretningsutvikling det meste av sin  karriere, både som ansatt og som styremedlem/leder i diverse bedrifter og organisasjoner.

Friday 26. Aug.
13:00 - 17:00
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